Jets’ Sanchez leaves game with apparent leg injury

New York Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez left the game for four plays against the Carolina Panthers with an apparent left leg injury.

With the Jets leading 14-3 Sunday, Sanchez scrambled to the right sideline on first-and-10 from New York’s 46 when he was tackled out of bounds by Richard Marshall after an 8-yard gain.

But he returned for the next series.

Sanchez had stayed down for a few moments as the trainers checked out his left knee. He was helped to the sideline and put very little weight on the leg. He sat on a table on the sideline, where he flexed his leg and then put a brace on. He was replaced by Kellen Clemens for the four plays.